• Stem Cells May Help Treat Incontinence

    Added On : 18th January 2013

    Study Shows Benefit From Stem Cells Derived From a Patient's Muscle Cells

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  • Sunbeds are Twice as Dangerous as Midday Sun...

    Added On : 18th January 2013

    tanning bedSunbeds are Twice as Dangerous as Midday Sun: Researchers

    Sunbeds are twice as dangerous as lying in the midday Mediterranean sun, a study has warned.

    Experts have found that the risk of skin cancer from sunbeds is more than double that of spending the same length of time in the Mediterranean midday summer sun and most exceed safety standards.

    Researchers tested levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from 400 sunbeds in England and found that nine in ten of the sunbeds tested emitted UV radiation at levels above British and EU standards.

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  • Jeddah Erfan Hospital Likely to Reopen Soon

    Added On : 18th January 2013

    A Jeddah hospital where the eight-year-old son of a prominent businessman died during an operation on Nov. 15 last year will reopen soon, according to sources.

    The Dr. Erfan and Bagedo Hospital was closed by the Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah two months ago. The reopening comes after the Administrative Court in Jeddah ordered that the hospital should be allowed to operate.

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  • FDA Approves Skin Patch for Migraines

    Added On : 19th January 2013

    zecuityThe FDA has approved the Zecuity (sumatriptan) skin patch system for adults who have migraines with or without aura. The single-use, battery-powered patch offers relief of migraine-related nausea as well as migraine headaches.

    Of the 16 million U.S. adults with migraines, 8 million have migraine-related nausea and typically avoid use of oral medications.

    "In addition to severe headache pain, migraine patients [come in] with other significant symptoms, which commonly include migraine-related nausea," says Lawrence C. Newman, MD, director of the Headache Institute at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, in a news release from the manufacturer, NuPathe Inc.

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  • Your Risk for Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures

    Added On : 20th January 2013

    When most of us think of the "brittle bone disease" known as osteoporosis, we picture a frail older woman with a broken hip or stooped shoulders. But you can't tell if someone has osteoporosis just by looking at them. Doctors need to review your personal and family history, your habits, as well as a bone density test to find your personal risk.

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  • Hospital Demands SR780,000 for Discharge...

    Added On : 20th January 2013

    Hospital Demands SR780,000 for Discharge of Newborn Baby

    MAKKAH — A private hospital in Makkah is demanding parents pay SR780,000 before it will release their baby who was born premature to their care, a local newspaper reported.

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  • 'Quadruple Helix' DNA Seen in Human Cells

    Added On : 21st January 2013

    quadruple helixCambridge University scientists say they have seen four-stranded DNA at work in human cells for the first time.

    The famous "molecule of life", which carries our genetic code, is more familiar to us as a double helix.

    But researchers tell the journal Nature Chemistry that the "quadruple helix" is also present in our cells, and in ways that might possibly relate to cancer.

    They suggest that control of the structures could provide novel ways to fight the disease.

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  • As Hospital Reopens, Dr. Erfan Says He will Relinquish...

    Added On : 21st January 2013

    As Hospital Reopens, Dr. Erfan Says He will Relinguish the Post of CEO

    The Directorate of Health Affairs in Makkah has said that Dr. Erfan and Bagedo Hospital is to be 60 percent blamed for the death of Salah Al-Deen, an eight-year-old boy who died during a surgery due to a technical flaw in the anesthesia equipment supply, as it was old and had not been tested before the procedure.

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  • Spray for Premature Ejaculation Helps

    Added On : 22nd January 2013

    Men 'Last' 2.4 Times Longer With Anesthetic Spray on Penis

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  • Aspirin 'Triples Chance of Leading Cause of Blindness'

    Added On : 22nd January 2013

    aspirin2Regular use of aspirin can almost triple the chance of developing a condition that causes more older people in Britain to lose their sight than any other, researchers are warning.

    Scientists have found those who take aspirin on a regular basis are much more likely to develop 'wet' age-related macular degeneration ('wet AMD') than those who do not.

    The disease, in which one's central vision becomes progressively more blurred, affects a quarter of a million mainly elderly people in Britain.

    Now scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that aspirin - taken by millions to ward off heart attacks, strokes and cancer - appears to greatly increase the chance of developing wet AMD, which is irreversible.

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